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Be Light: A Marriage Renewal Date Night Series

Join top Marriage Champions from around the country for a 5 part marriage enrichment and renewal series. During this time of social isolation, our Domestic Church is in even greater need of relationship with God and others. This is our time as married couples to shine and be the light to those in our homes and communities. Register today and let your marriage BE LIGHT!

Ryan and Mary Rose Verret

Witness to Love is a virtues-based, Catechumenate model of marriage renewal and preparation that integrates modern principles of psychology and the virtues to help couples facilitate an authentic dialogue about their relationship.

Mary-­Rose and Ryan Verret are the founders of Witness to Love and the authors of Witness to Love: How to Help the Next Generation Build Marriages that Survive and Thrive. Together Ryan and Mary-Rose speak on issues regarding evangelization, marriage, NFP, miscarriage and medical ethics. They are frequent guests on Catholic radio and they reside in the heart of Cajun Country with their five children. Their passion is teaching couples to share their marriage with others!


Sample Interview Questions:

1) Why did you decide to host “Be Light” Virtual Date Night Series?

2) What makes “Be Light” Virtual Date Night Series so unique?

3) Why do you think the response was so strong to the “Be Light” Virtual Date Night Series?

4) Why has Witness to Love decided to expand its program offering from the “marriage catechumenate” rooted in your marriage prep program, to “marriage mystagogia” now revealed in this date night series?

5) Who is the target audience for the “Be Light” Virtual Date Night Series?

6) What can couples expect from the “Be Light” Virtual Date Night Series?

7) How can parishes and couples access “Be Light” Virtual Date Night Series?


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Press and Participating Couples Testimonies:

Best, most down to earth short course ever!  Goes straight to the heart. Thank you so much for your ministry.  -Dan, Ontario, Canada


I recommend this series of brief videos for couples struggling during this time of quarantine. There is a level of authenticity in these videos that I haven’t seen in a long time.  -Alexander Schimpf, Director of Family Life, Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, OK


Gathering, albeit “virtually” with other couples ENCOURAGED us through the solidarity of hearts we felt knowing that we were not alone in our desire to grow.  By humbling ourselves before others who were not afraid to be vulnerable and transparent…to bear the “wisdom of their wounds” is an investment with infinite return and eternal reward.  -Mike and Julie Bishop, Germantown, TN


During our Diocese of Orange post-series hangout, I was impressed to discover that even couples who have been married over 20, 30 years found the series to be helpful and enriching.  They appreciated the unabashedly Catholic presentations about sacramental marriage and were nourished in their faith.  Our couples had heated conversations and healing conversations throughout the series and were ultimately renewed. Most of us are sad that the five nights are already over! There is definitely a hunger for more. 

-Linda Ji, Director of Family Life, Diocese of Orange, CA


We were able to take some time each evening to relax, have some dessert on the couch and listen to the couples share about their journeys. We had some really good discussions after each video. It was nice that this was provided during this stressful pandemic time; it was a good change of pace and helpful to reflect on the things that really matter.  –Ian & Elizabeth, Owensboro, KY


We enjoyed this a lot. We’re super grateful to the Schimpfs for hosting a local virtual discussion group. I don’t think this would have been anywhere near as effective if we’d only watched the videos and skipped the opportunity to share and learn from other couples near us. Thank you so much!  –Jason, Oklahoma City, OK


Read our Be Light article in the National Catholic Register here.


Read our Be Light article in the Catholic News Agency here.



Read our Be Light article on Catholic here.


For more ‘media mentions’, visit Witness to Love’s Newsroom here.